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Revision as of 11:03, 5 December 2013

Christian Mitchell
Christian Mitchell.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 26
In office
2013 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$67,836/year
Per diem$111/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
ProfessionCommunity Organizer
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Christian Mitchell is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Mitchell earned his Bachelor's in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago. His professional experience includes working as a community organizer, deputy field director for the Lisa Madigan re-election campaign, and campaign manager for Will Burns, Alderman, 4th Ward, in 2010.


Campaign themes


Mitchell's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Ethics Policy
Excerpt: "The people of the 26th district have long supported reform efforts and elected officials who work to make government more accountable. Christian Mitchell pledges to uphold this tradition as State Representative."
  • Transportation Policy
Excerpt: "As State Representative, Christian will pursue several goals to maintain and enhance the state’s transportation system."
  • Jobs Policy
Excerpt: "Illinois needs more jobs. Our state’s unemployment rate is 9.8 percent, 1.5 points higher than the national rate. Entrepreneurs and businesses face an unstable financial landscape that impedes job creation."
  • Energy Policy
Excerpt: "The state of Illinois is at a crossroads with respect to energy use and the environment. We must re-examine our energy sources: fossil fuel use pollutes our air and skews the nation’s foreign policy."

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

Illinois Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture & Conservation
Health Care Availability Access
State Government Administration



See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Illinois House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 18, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 2, 2013. Incumbent Christian Mitchell defeated Jhatayn "Jay" Travis in the Democratic primary, while Jacob "Coby" Hakalir ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Mitchell then defeated Hakalir in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mitchell won election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 26. Mitchell defeated Kenny Johnson in the March 20 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristian Mitchell 100% 37,002
Total Votes 37,002

Illinois House of Representatives, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristian Mitchell 51.9% 6,739
Kenny Johnson 48.1% 6,238
Total Votes 12,977

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mitchell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mitchell raised a total of $564,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[9]

Christian Mitchell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Illinois State House, District 26 Won $564,859
Grand Total Raised $564,859


Mitchell won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $564,859.
Illinois House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christian Mitchell's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$564,859
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kimberly du Buclet (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 26
Succeeded by